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FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
center. plus, president obama unveiling his plan for immigration reform. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. [cheers and applause] >> but some senators have their own plan. >> we need to deal with this. we need to modernize our illegal immigration system is. we have to deal with the illegal million people that are here now that makes sense not a talking point. >> tonight, county white house and lawmakers come together to find a solution? >> a hero who lost all his limbs in iraq. gets a new pair of arms. >> i really don't know what to say because it's such a big thing for my life. >> tonight, the ground breaking surgery and what this soldier says he is going to do now. >> a sink hole opens up in the middle of the city. and an entire building disappears into the earth. plus, $58 billion of unclaimed cash. you will see how to find out how much is yours. >> i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. president obama saying that immigration reform is, quote: within our grasp. and today he spelled out his plan to fix the system ju
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 10:00am PST
2014. >> michael, thanks. >> we are awaiting obama's speech on immigration reform. we were hearing he was urged not to do this. he is going to do it anyway. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ but i'm also on a lot of medications that dry my mouth out. i just drank tons of water all the time. it was never enough. i wasn't sure i was going to be able to continue singing. i saw my dentist and he suggested biotene. it feels refreshing. my mouth felt more lubricated. i use the biotene rinse twice a day and then i use the spray throughout the day. it actually saved my career in a way. because biotene really did make a difference. >> we have the 911 call that is showing the po tlings between violent media and violent acts sometimes. jake evans is facing murder charges in texas after gunning dow
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
. see you back here tomorrow. >> is president obama starting a bidding war over immigration reform? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. for the second day in a row we begin with a new plan to fix america's immigration system. monday, group of bipartisan senators shared their though thoughts. today was president obama's term to unveil his proposal this time in glitzy las vegas. is one of plans deserving of a roll of a dice, or will congress eventually cash out again? white house correspondent wendell goler reports from sin city. >> a speech intended to pressure congress to take up immigration reform was partly rewritten to applaud bipartisan proposal announced by eight senators the day before. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tack thi tackle this pm together. >> president stopped short of endorsing the senate plan because aides say the legislation hasn't been written. they say the principle mirror his own. but the critics aren't so sure. the biggest difference is that mr. obama's p
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm PST
president so infatuated with barack obama and hillary clinton? and later, will republicans spearhead reform? we're coming right back. >> he said he could concentrate on the relationship between formal rivals now partners or could concentrate on substance, foreign policy. she'd just testified on the hill spent hours testifying and he didn't think he was going to be able to advance that strism he chose to concentrate on another... >> bill: do you think that was a wise decision? >> well, i'm not terribly interested in their relationship. >> bill: did you know the world was a complicated and dangerous place? >> i suspected it was, yes. >> bill: how about you, miss quinn? did you know how complicated and dangerous it was? >> that is not what i came away with. i came away with the question why would he want to do this and why would he want to do it with hillary. i think probably the worst keep secret in washington is that hillary clinton and the state department do not make policy. tom donnell and national security advisor and his team make the policy. that hillary for four years has gone
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 10:00pm PST
obama gave a speech about immigration reform at american university in nl july of 2009 and listened to the speech. at the time, he had a democratic house and a democrat senate. why would he not take advantage and do immigration reform? is it because you can't move multiple bills through congress you? can't eat and chew gum at the same time? or wasn't his heart in it? >> he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and he led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> couldn't he do both? >> obamacare took the whole year, the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital he had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together, he passed a bill on party-line votes, corn husker kickback, louisiana purchase, behind closed door, not one republican voted for it in the senate, if he focused on comprehensive immigration reform in a bipartisan fashion, it would have been done in 2009. >> couldn't they have been done at the same time? there is newno rule -- >> no, b
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
visas. president obama set to talk about immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. and the white house says this senate plan is a big deal. >> the president believes it's very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. it's the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. it's the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class. to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules. >> but republican senator ted cruise of texas says he has deep concerns with proposed path to citizenship. and another texas republican, congress lamar smith says by granting amnesty the senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration. our latest fox news poll shows 66% of americans say they do, indeed, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. but only if they take steps like paying back taxes, learning english and passing bad ground checks. cac is -- carl cameron is is on it on capitol hill this evening. calling it amnesty. >> the last time congress took um immigration reform twice during president bush's
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
: president obama is heading west today to rally support for immigration reform but there are new questions about whether he is also got another agenda that could pave the way for another democratic victory in 2016. we're following breaking details of an explosion at an oil storage facility. at least two people are injured, one critically. we'll bring you the very latest coming up. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how seriou
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
president before president obama did this. but today, the president gave a speech on immigration reform in nevada and he took air force one all the way to nevada and gave a speech and brought it back. now i suppose, every president did that before him. but these are very tough economic if i'm times and it doesn't set a particularly good example. do you have a problem with that? >> i don't have a problem with it. but i think it would be fascinating if they told us weekly how much they spent running around the country. you want presidents to travel. i never object to a president who goes to camp david because i think, frankly, the job is so crushing -- >> i think -- i totally agree. >> i like the president being out with t i think any president -- whoever it is. but i did think it was interesting today. this is the real test of immigration. i believe we are going to be able to work our way towards some kind of commonsense, practical step, many of which i campaigned on a year ago. it will be interesting to see if obama deliberately steps in to try to stop it by raising thante. >> why would
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
9 bottom of the hour. president obama moving forward to reform immigration. the president is expected to kickoff the push with a speech in las vegas that will be on tuesday. he will lay out more specifics during the "state of the union" address on february 12. casey anthony filing for bankruptcy according to court documents in florida. she was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, is $800,000 in debt. >> and actor burt reynolds is feeling better after being hospitalized with the flu. he was undergoing treatment for dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery. >>gregg: president obama wrapping up the first week of his second term in office. the speech triggering strong reaction over entitlement we programs defense. >> the commitments we make for each other through medicare, medicaid, and social security, do not sap our initiative but strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of take others. they free us to take the risks to make this country great. >>gregg: so, is the president turning hard left? will the republicans cave? we bring in john lebout
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 10:00am PST
reform instead of ways to put people back to work. daily beast columnist kirsten powers. we sat out there when he made his inaugural address some of the panel skrcontract sized president obama for talking about things like immigration reform and gun control and his push on green energy. where was the talk about jobs and the economy and now we see this economic news about how we slunk in the fourth quarter. >> the president has to be concerned about the ec you can't be president and ignore what's going on economically. the problem is what direction he is going to go. he wants to focus on deficit reduction. deficit reduction is important, it really doesn't have any connection in terms of creating jobs in the short term. obama has made it clear he would like to do more stimulus spending. repu republicans aren't open to that. they control half of -- control the house and democrats control the senate. it remains to be seen what will happen. the deficit is a problem and needs to be dealt with. it is not going to progress the way it is raised. >> for the fourth quarter he slufrpgs in terms
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the u.s. senator john mccain acknowledged that reality yesterday. >> give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last electio
FOX News
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
teachers then candidate obama criticized the opponent for supporterring vouchers. >> the only proposal is recycling tired rhetoric about vouchers and school choice. >> besieged by the republicans and many democrats and supported the d.c. program, they relented. >> best bet are reforming the public school system. many on the left who oppose voucher support school choice but under the us a spaces of public -- us a spaces of public education. >> raer than divert money away to individual private schools. of varying quality -- varying quality of no regulation or accountability for student outcome. >> unions are pressing the fight against the vouchers. last december they ruled jindal's voucher program in louisiana amounted to unconstitutional payment of public funds. other state teacher unions are following loads' lead suggesting a bumpy road ahead for school choice movement. >> bret: thank you. plenty of tears shed today along the florida space coast. three disasters that each rocked the space program are being remembered. correspondent steve harrigan is at kennedy space center ton
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
inserting himself they worry could ultimately polarize and lead to more gridlock. mr. obama ignored this issue at his first term and some say now he really wants to make it part of his legacy and get serious and get real reforms. there is also worry that this could become ongoing fight and it becomes a political wedge for republicans and immigrants and senate would be orchestrating that. marco rubio signed on to big comprehensive reform plan this week. that's a big change for him. he spent much of last year warning republicans to do the whole comprehensive reform ran the possibility of collapsing under it own weight. he wanted to do smaller bite sized pieces of it and change to do this. >> picture thing. it's all speculation. i want to wait until this clarify itself on what exactly they are going to talk about specifically and krauthammer and i laid it out last night. real quick, rosen, egypt, military coup, throw out the islamic brotherhood over there? >> there was a warming over the weekend from one of the top generals in the egyptian military to the effect that collapse of the go
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
reformers that was pleased when president obama came into office in 2009, change washington and get special interests out of the washington money are very upset with this move. they are actually calling it for it to be shut down. that is not going to happen. they started this entity. they are turning on president obama because they are saying this is washington business as usual. they also point out that president obama has not made campaign finance reform at the top of his agenda. he has cracked down on lobbyists, but as far as changing the whole campaign finance system he has not made that top priority. >> eric: we'll leave it there. thank you. lawsuit heating up. my next guest is ready to smack down on the president's immigration policy. even though our kids are all grown up, half of america's parents is shelling out dough. is that the time for some tough love? aving. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. >>. >> eric: earnings for
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
of senators and president obama have outline of immigration reform legislation this week. senior political analyst brit hume is here with his analysis of what is right with one of them. why have so many immigrant families from asia done so well in this country? one reason they had to come a long way to get here. it's still a formidable obstacle and screens out the less able and determined. relatively small subset of the population, 6%, nearly half of whom have a bachelor degree. they are in short the people this country needs. this is why one of the most useful part of the immigration reform package rolled out the other day to award green cards to immigrants who old advance degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. we need 120,000 computer engineering jobs a year and we graduate a third of those and many of those leaf the country because the visa expires. 55,000 green cards were awarded bay brandon draw each year to immigrants from countries who previously sent few people to the u.s.. not surprisingly it's known as the diversity lottery. it's green card to skill worke
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama's version of immigration reform. tonight on "special report," the president flew to las vegas for his announcement that came one day after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a plan. both focus on providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants after a series of hurdles. the question, did the president help or hurt the senators' bipartisan push? the head of egypt's army is warning the state could collapse if violent dissent there continues. at least 60 people died since thursday and martial law is failing to contain the crisis. another signal from the obama administration that its effort to close the guantanamo bay detention facility failed. the point man for transferring detainees has been reassigned and will not be replaced. one democratic senator does the government does not have a spending program. louisiana's mary landrieu says fox news is the problem. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00. now back to "the five" in new york. ♪ ♪ >> greg: with the high cost of daring for the sick shoulders by us all, thank you, obamacare, the society must wrest
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm PST
america! [cheers and applause] >> goodach, everyone. we just watched as president obama pushed his plan for immigration reform in las vegas. coming just one day after the senate beat him to the punch, announcing its bipartisan proposal. president obama making remarks in las vegas. the president called for granting a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the united states, currently illegally. he praised the senate's efforts in announcing an immigration proposal yesterday. that plan had a key provision, requiring tighter border security before any illegal immigrants could get citizenship. that was key to republican support. it also calls for beefing up border security and punishments for businesses that hire illegal immigrants. republicans say they will not sign off on any immigration reform that doesn't put border security first. let's go to carl cameron in washington. how do you break this down? is there a big difference from what you heard from president obama, compared to the bipartisan commission of eight senators yesterday? we heard a lot more from the so-calle
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama laying out one of his points when it comes to immigration reform and nearly 11 million undocumented people living in the country. it comes after senators unveiled their own proposal. that prompted one lawmaker, texas congressman lamar smith, when you legalize those tha it costs millions of dollars and costs american workers thousands of jobs and encourages more i am illegal games. and compounds the problem... is he right? joining me is jay secolo and francisco hernandez. welcome you both back. >> sean: jay, is this amnesty or do you agree or do you like the rubio plan? >> i like the rubio plan, but the president is calling for amnesty. what senator rubio has proposed is similar to what president bush put forward in 2007 when senator barack obama voted against it. he voted against hit because of the labor unions. labor unions didn't like the legislation. you said it correct. proceed, negotiate, negotiate with caution, but there is another phrase we have to be careful about and this is pathway to citizenship. if we don't already have pathways to citizenship, we do
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> white house officials think republicans working on immigration reform need president obama's blessing to rally support in the latino community. the flip side of that coin from the republican perspective if president obama puts his name on the bill then republicans will be wealeery of it. >> see what happens. time now to take a look at who is talking. the two secretaries of state sitting down with fox news. former sec ry of state colon powell talking with bill o'reilly. >> you will hear from him a little later in the show but first the wup on one interview hillary clinton. >> there are questions about why american citizens were in such a dangerous place in the first place. secretary clinton responding to just that. >> let me explain why we are there. this is the part of the libyan revolution. we knew they were dangerous people in and around benghazi. we also knew there were a lot of lose weapons. part of what we were doing there was trying to get leads on recovering those weapons. and we knew there was smuggling radios that would go into sinai threaten israel. there are other
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
obama laid out his ideas for reform of the immigration system. >> president obama took air force one out to nevada yesterday for the first trip of his second term to talk immigration reform. in a big high school auditorium filled with people chanting to "yes, it's possible." president obama essentially said he's glad a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators has come together to put the ideas they share into an immigration reform bill that president obama didn't exactly endorse the bill because it hasn't actually been written yet. something the president did say, though, is that a top priority needs to be giving illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> the president also said that citizens shouldn't have to wait years for their families to join them here in the states, and that is where the differenc
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
congratulate the obama administration. >> kimberly: down to five seconds. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ >> bret: a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. is this the one thing washington can come together on? politics and the policy. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. almost everyone in washington agrees the immigration system is broken. and needs fixing. but forget the small print. no one could even agree on the major points. now, that may be changing. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about a proposal that might actually have a chance. >> day before the president unveils the immigration reform plan in las vegas, bipartisan group of senators laid down the framework on the controversial issue. >> we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problems and becomes law. >> four democrats joined four republicans including arizona senator john mccain, top g.o.p. advocate for immigration reform for years. influential freshman senator florida of cuban descent. >> i li
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
their battles and how obama care links to the immigration reform proposed. new england patriots talks about would let his son play football today because president obama says he is not sure he would because it's so violent. adam fer era is here he's the host i can't wait. there are patients who will question, why does my mouth feel dryer than i remember it to be? there are more people taking more medication, so we see people suffering from dry mouth more so. we may see more cavities, bad breath, oral irritation. a dry mouth sufferer doesn't have to suffer. i would recommend biotene. the enzymes in biotene products help supplement enzymes that are naturally in saliva. biotene helps moisten those areas that have become dry. those that are suffering can certainly benefit from biotene. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
driver of headlines today. president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform leaving the white house shortly. that is the plan we're hearing, provides a faster pathway to citizenship. on a day after eight republican and democratic senators laid out their plan. senator marco rubio was one of them. i spoke to the republican senator out of florida just a bit earlier today. senator rubio, good morning to you, and welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: the president will speak later today in las vegas. do you expect him to blow up your plan? >> well, first of all, we'll reserve judgment until the president speaks. the early reports are that the president seems like he is trying to start a bidding war. we'll not do an immigration bidding wars. we have a set of principles. i've been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles. we were able to join together to announce those principles. now we'll turn those principles into a bill, into a law. obviously at some point t
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
future workers it to serve our work force needs. tomorrow, president obama is expect today layout his vision for sweeping immigration reforms and billed as a major speech, however, ahead of that and in response to what we heard today out of the senate i thought i would share my views, as a conservative on this topic. now, the issue of immigration has been used as a political wedge by democrats for years. and now, republicans, they have been falsely accused of not caring about latino immigrants because the republicans demand that our borders be secured and secured first. now, let's cut to the chase, if we don't secure american borders, we'll never be safe as a country. this has got to be a top national security priority. now, this issue is a whole lot bigger than people just coming to america they want opportunity. because the terrorists across the border, drug smugglers, and the impact has been massive. and impact on education, criminal justice system has cost this country billions and billions of dollars. now, as this debate moves forward. i want to warn republicans in the house
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
this president. >> bill: why is the american press so infatuated with barack obama and hillary clinton? we will try to find that out. later big immigration debated will republicans spearhead reform to try to get on the right side of hispanic voters. we're coming right back. >> bill: joining us from washington sally quinn. editor of "the washington post" on faith section. judith miller fox news analyst. i understand you just talked to steve kroft, correct? >> i did. >> bill: he said? >> he said the only constraint on that interview, there were no conditions, even though the white house approached him, the only limitation was one of time he said he knew he only had 30 minutes. he could concentrate either on relationship between former rivals and now partners and now admirers on each other or he could concentrate on foreign policy. she had just testified on the hill. spent hours testifying. he didn't think he was going to be able to advance that story so he chose to concentrate on the relationship. >> bill: do you think that was wise decision in hindsight after looking at the interview. >
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
to have real reform. i don't think there is any great 2014 strategy involved. obama laid out the principles in the campaign. nothing new. there is a difference between the border of security. the security for one person, maybe not security for another. the point is they agree. the republicans realize, for the most part they realize they are getting trounceed among hispanics. this is major cause. >> eric: what do you agree with? do it now? >> it will take 10 to is a years before the people will become seasons. >> eric: rubio is asking responsibly here. >> first, it's been flat. virtually no increase in the number of illegal immigrants in this country. undocumented workers -- >> andrea: because obamanomics kept them out. >> bob: excuse me. i didn't laugh at your point so please don't laugh at mine. the point here is it's flat. there have been a lot of people exported back to mexico. i think we have a chance to get something done here. let's try to get it done. >> andrea: the politics of it, some conservatives worry if they join with democrats and pass something they may not get the
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
right. martha: so all sides clamor for the lead on immigration reform right now, president obama laid down his marker on this issue in las vegas yesterday. take a look. >> we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. [applause] martha: you heard the big applause there but the blueprint released by these eight senators would not let illegal i am hi grants immigrants seek citizenship until border security is increased in a comprehensive way. arizona senator jeff flake is in the group and he joins me now. good morning. >> thank for having me on. martha: what is your reaction saying not needing to have border security completely shored up before you have a path to citizenship? >> no you have to have a pathway it citizenship is important to the president, the border protection especially important to us in arizona. we've got to have it. martha: marco rubio agrees with you. he doesn't want to get into a bidding war on this. th
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
then-senator barack obama who gutted the guest worker provision out of that immigration reform and effectively killed it off. so it's great that now durbin is on board along with a number of republicans. the big question is, though, later today we're going to hear from the president. is the president really serious about immigration reform? after all, marco rubio has been out there, but has the white house reached out to him so far? absolutely not. >>gretchen: here's the plan they're talking about, this gang of eight. register and pass a background check. you would be required to do that if you're illegal. pay a fine and back taxes. earn probationary legal status. learn english. continue to pay taxes. show work history and then get a green card and then apply for citizenship. effectively you would go to the back of the line. so this is a bipartisan effort. remember, some of these commissions have come together in the past, in the last four years, specifically about the debt and the president hasn't necessarily taken on the plan that they have come up with. so this will be really im
FOX News
Jan 27, 2013 9:00am PST
. president obama will launch a push for immigration reform this week. house speaker john boehner is voicing confidence that a deal can be reached, saying a bipartisan group of lawmakers may already have an agreement that we expect to hear about this week. an american pastor has been sentenced in iran to 8 years in prison, that comes from the america center for law & justice. he was charged with threatening national security by creating a network of christian house churches. ahead of the super bowl, president obama is weigh fwhg on the violence involved in football. president obama says, if he had a son, he would think long and hard before allowing him to play. in an interview with the new republic, the president talked about how the game will likely change over time and some of the changes might make football less exciting to watch, but will be better for the players. those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> shannon: thank you very much. the pentagon's decision to allow women into combat on the front lines is raising questions about what happens next. chris wallatas sat down wit
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>shepard: this beats president obama's to the punch, really, who will unveil his own plan tomorrow. the latest push if reform comes after public opinion took a huge shift. according to the latest fox poll a large majority of voters say illegal imagreements should be given a path: 17 percent say they should be deported and 13 percent favor a guest woulder program allow only to stay in the united states temporarily. senator rubio of florida is speaking on this very matter. this is live. >> immigration is not simple but we have the opportunity to do it right. if we do, we will do a tremendous service to our country and to its future and briefly, i will talk in spanish. >>shepard: he is one who has been pushing this and suggesting to the republican party, look at the statistics, here, we have to make some changes. the republicans are not making changes without compromise. that is how change in washington: compromise. the democrats have given up. the republicans have given. now they have a plan. there are questions whether this could upstage the president's announcement today. carl came
FOX News
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
provision and he destroyed the bill for business. i don't need a lecture from barack obama about bipartisanship. he was never very good at it in the senate. if you speak tomorrow about immigration reform, i hope you don't suggest you're going to take a pathway to citizenship and delink it from the border. and if you do, you know what will happen, 20 million illegal immigrants years from now. >> greta: in 2009 i listened to the speech and at the time a democratic house and democratic senate. why would he not take time for immigration reform. because you can't move multiple bills through congress and eat and chew gum at the same time or wasn't his heart in it. >> in 2008 he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> greta: he can't do both? >> by the time obamacare was done, took the whole year and the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital we had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together.
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Jan 28, 2013 8:00am PST
immigration reform on both sides of the aisle the last decade and it hasn't worked. why is it different? >> reporter: it is 2013. president obama won the last election. this bipartisan group includes marco rubio, florida u.s. senator and influential up-and-comer in the republican party and of cuban descent. he will be influential. john mccain campaigned against george w. bush in 2000, a long time advocate of immigration reform is big advocate of this. democrats almost every case on this bipartisan committee as well as in the senate are expected to follow the president's lead whatever he outlines tomorrow many they're on board with that agenda. the big question and stumbling block has been for decades is border security. how do you define it, how do you support it? this includes the use of drones, technology, all kinds of electronic surveillance and et cetera, critics say there is not enough. you need a fence and more troops on the border. how that gets legislated and sorted out we her from the president and house republicans will be influence in the outcome. house republicans want to be
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Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
front of president obama's plan. some in the g.o.p. say this sounds like a blanket amnesty. >> i was also encouraged that speaker boehner said we have to have a comprehensive immigration reform passed with 11 million people living in the shadows of america. many of them have been here for over 10 years. a precondition, that is to secure the borders. our borders are more secure but in arizona, that border is a major drug trafficking route for the drug cartels bringing drugs into the united states so we have to use lot of high-tech and drones and get the border securee that must be done. then we have to move on with this issue. >> senator, an hour ago, senator schumer and yourself talked about what you need do to get this pointed and you say securing the border isber one. is that realistic? we have been trying to do it for 150 or 200 years. >>guest: with the advent of high-tech eqqipment such as drones, we are perfy capable of it. a big problem on southwest border it is so unbearably hot in the summer it isery difficclt for our men and women to perform efficiently we will have to move
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Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
reforms now and will force a vote on his own plan if congress doesn't act right away. how are these competing plans stacking up? jamie, first blush, they look similar, except president obama says, let's get this done now and the senate plan says, let's secure the bordzer. >> they are broadly similar. if you read the outlines, you can see much of the same language and the same issues brought up. but there are two area where is there is some difference, you might say significant difference, may be enough to scuttle the bill without a compromise. the number-1 issue is this commission, to make sure that the border is secure before the plan gets implemented. in the gang of 8, they mention a plan that they released yesterday. they mention a commission of border, state governors and community activists that would have to -- issue recommendations that the border was secure before the plan is implemented. the president doesn't mention this at all. what he has said in his speech today and in the report that he issued to reporters is that he's already cracked down on the immigrants coming over
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
to it? >> i don't think we've seen any indication president obama plans on not governing for the first two years of the administration. i think the ideas we saw come out, talk about gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform, climate control, these are things that the american people want. we've been talking about for the last --. bill: but you don't even know if that can pass through even the democratic senate. >> right. >> no, sure but these are the issues we need to be talking about and we ned everyone at the table. these ideas have traditionally come, we found compromises from both parties and we do need to be able to come back to those again. it is unfortunate the last congress speaker boehner had his hands tied by very extreme parties of his party. i had real hopes that speaker boehner would be able to come back to the table and i actually still think he would be able to. bill: three days in, here we are, we are 72 hours warm. got to run, monica, quick last word. >> i could see why the left think ideas of limited government, fiscal responsibility and economic
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